June 10, 2019

Louisiana Appointment Renewal Update for 2019

Due to legislative changes there will now be two appointment renewal periods for Louisiana. Agency appointment renewals will initially for 2019 run from August 1, 2019 to September 3, 2019. Beginning in 2020 agency appointment renewals will post on or around July 1 with a Aug 1 due date. Individual appointment renewals will occur in December. We will send an additional notification once the specific dates have been determined. Appointment renewals will be $80.00 for agencies for the first year and then changing to $100.00 beginning in 2020. Appointment renewal fees for individuals will remain at $20.00. Below is the information for the Agency Appointment Renewal window.


State(s) Impacted:


Invoice renewal period




Appointment types renewed

 LOA types:
Life, Accident & Health; Property & Casualty, & Variable Life & Variable Annuity Products,

Limited Life Health and Accident

Termination deadline:


Appointment & Terminations Turned Off


Appointment & Terminations Turned back on


PDB Alerts Turned Off


Effective dates honored when processing is turned back on


Transactions Declined during down time:


Appointments will update to show renewed on PDB. (date)



Key Information

The Louisiana (LA) Department of Insurance will provide electronic appointment renewal processing with the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

  • Active agency appointments on record as of 4/30/2019, will be invoiced for renewals.
  • The NIPR website will display the renewal invoice and a list of appointment renewals beginning at 8:00 am CDT on August 1, 2019.
  • The invoices will no longer be displayed on the NIPR website after September 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm CDT.
  • NIPR will display the invoices as paid, once payment is received.
  • Louisiana appointments paid through the appointment renewal invoice will also be updated after the renewal period ends on with the effective date of 7/31/2020.


Payments for Louisiana Appointment Renewals must be made using the electronic payment options only.


  • Companies that submit a payment to NIPR via paper check will not have their renewal invoice processed and will have the payment refunded to them
  • NIPR may take several days to post the paper check and issue a refund check to your company, since receipt of a paper check is through a lock box account.
    • NIPR is not responsible for any renewal late fees incurred during this period
  • LA will terminate all applicable appointments if the invoice is not paid by close of business May 1, 2019.

NIPR renewal processing fee are based on the number of appointment renewals on the invoice 


Louisiana State Appointment Renewal Fees

August 1, 2019


September 3, 2019

Customers will have $80 per appointment renewal State fee charge.


Payment Method and other Fees

Credit Card

If you are paying by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) the process will be entirely electronic. Please note there is a $60,000.00 limit on Credit Card payments. If your invoice exceeds $60,000.00, you must choose an alternative payment method. If you have questions regarding the other methods, please call NIPR Customer Service. An appropriate receipt will be displayed for you to print for your records.

Electronic Check

  • A few banks or credit unions may not participate in electronic check services
  • If your bank needs a pre-authorization to use this electronic check service you will need to provide your financial institution with this information:   NIPR ACH-9431763793.
  • There is a $25.00 returned check charge for any electronic check that does not clear the applicant’s bank. Additionally, the state will be notified if any issue with payment is not promptly resolved, possibly resulting in non-renewal of appointments or a reversal of renewals, until payment is made.

PayPal Account




  • Insurance carriers with an NAIC CoCode wishing to reconcile company appointments with the state insurance department may obtain a list of appointments via the Company Appointment Report (CAR) prior to appointment renewal invoices being created.  Terminations can be made through the Interactive Appointment and Termination Application. Both applications are available to NIPR Subscribers. If you are not a subscriber or need to verify that you are subscribed to these products, please contact NIPR at 816-783-8467 or marketing@nipr.com for subscription information. You may also utilize the services of an NIPR Authorized Business Partner http://www.nipr.com/general/business-partners.htm.

Please contact NIPR Support at support@nipr.com with any questions or for additional information.